In order to lock on to targets with the seeker missile in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, I have to press and hold the down button on the D-Pad. However doing so fires a single missile, which is wasted. With only ~100 missiles this can be a big waste! Is theer a way to charge up the seeker missiles and lock on to targets without wasting this first missile?

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If you fire a regular beam charge shot and then immediately hold down the missile button, you should be able to start charging the seeker missile without having to "waste" a shot.

The key is to begin holding down the missile button during the "cooldown" period of the charge shot animation (when you are unable to fire anything, beam or missile).


Go into Scan Visor. Press and hold d-pad down. While holding d-pad down, tap (A) to return to Combat Visor. You are now in Seeker missile lock-on mode without having fired a missile.

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